I have spent more time with family in the last few months than I ever did while living in North Carolina.
My aunt, uncle, and other cousin came to visit Leah over spring break. On their last night in Japan we celebrated the first night of Passover. Leah invited one of her former teacher's to the Seder. A cross-cultural explanation was attempted.
The night ended as we sipped the remains of the ten year aged ume-shu that Leah and I acquired in Nara. Bill read excerpts of his travel journal. He began with arriving at the terminal in Japan. He described Leah at the gate, waiting and "beautiful as always."